I am an applied micro-economist with broad interests in development economics, health economics, public economics, education economics, and labor economics. The main goal of my research is to understand the impact and behavioral responses to the public/private intervention programs in both developed and developing countries. I have been investigating various public intervention programs on human capital such as cancer screening, general health screening, long-term care insurance, girls' education support program, merit-based scholarship, HIV/AIDS prevention programs such as male circumcision and HIV testing, mother and child health program as well as job opportunity and internship program on employment.
I have run several large-scale randomized controlled field trials in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Ghana. I also have projects evaluating public intervention programs in Korea.
Published or Forthcoming Papers
Long-Term Care Insurance, Informal Care, and Medical Expenditures (with Wilfredo Lim), Journal of Public Economics 125 (2015) 128–142
Promotion and Persistence of HIV Testing and HIV/AIDS Knowledge: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Ethiopia (with Beliyou Haile and Taewha Lee), Health Econ. (2016), doi: 10.1002/hec.3425.
When Public Health Intervention Fails: Cost-sharing, Crowd-out, and Selection in Korea's National Cancer Screening Program (with Sun-mi Lee), Journal of Health Economics 53 (2017) 100-116
The Role of Education Interventions in Improving Economic Rationality (with Syngjoo Choi, Booyuel Kim, Cristian Pop-Eleches) Accepted
Selection and Causal Effects of Work Incentives: Evidence from a Two-stage Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi (with Seonghoon Kim and Taek Seung Kim), R&R at Review of Economics and Statistics
Is Knowing Half the Battle? Behavioral Responses to Risk Information from the National Health Screening Program in Korea (with Wilfredo Lim and Suejin Lee) R&R at Journal of Health Economics
Long-run Consequences of Health Insurance Promotion: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ghana. (with Patrick Asuming and Armand Sim) R&R at Journal of Development Economics
Male Circumcision, Peer Effects, and Risk Compensation: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial at Secondary Schools in Malawi (with Jaehyun Jung, Booyuel Kim, Cristian Pop-Eleches)
Intermediate Microeconomics (PAM2000)
Early Childhood Economics and Policy (PAM 4070/ECON 3725)
Global Health Economics and Policy (PAM 4140)
Development Economics and Public Policy (PAM5210)